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Steeeeve posted a topic in Mission ReportsChapter II: Probes To Iota Chapter III: More Money = New Rockets Chapter IV: Jeb Wrote The Textbook Chapter V: New Prospects Chapter VI: The Search For More Money Chapter VII: A Home, But In Space! Chapter IIX: Project Iron Sands Chapter 8.5: The Big Reveal Chapter 9: Making The Public Interested Hey everyone! Following my old Galileo System career save accidentally being replaced by another KSP folder (downloaded another ksp, stuff happened), I decided to this time go bigger. 3.2x was small enough so that I didn't need huge parts, but big enough that I could get some spacecraft parts with a more practical use. This will probably seem a lot similar to the KABOOM! Kronicle. I got a lot of mods from him, and so there's that. I will try to spice it up the best I can however, I just loved the mods he was using for the 3.2x Galileo System. Here's that series if you want to check it out. This guy is amazing. Ground Rules: No alt f4ing. Everything that goes is final. No testing in a sandbox mode. Everything will be tested on the grounds of the ksc, or on an actual spacecraft. I will try to hire more Kerbals when I get the money, as to not focus on Bill, Bob, Jeb, and Val for most of my missions. Realistic progression. No crazy missions off the bat. The more crucial, interesting the mission is, the more images of it there are. Have as much fun as I can making this! Anyways, here's all of the preliminary data for the career: And My Mod Folder: Let's get into it! Our first flight was the Auklet I, a very small spacecraft. If got up to 10km before flipping the other way. A good start. The Auklet II managed to snap the first pictures of the upper atmosphere, almost meeting the 98km mark to reach space. We were getting a decent bit of money from each mission, but the next step was to get into Orbit. I typically go a poor job of the gravity turn, etc, so I packed this thing with 6000 m/s of dV, 600 more than what is needed to Orbit. And finally, the Auklet IV is the first spacecraft to reach orbit of Gael! In fact, I had enough dV left that I managed to get this spacecraft on an escape trajectory out of Gael. Not too shabby for the 4th flight if you ask me Using Strategia, the Iota Probes looked incredibly promising, so I accepted it, and made the Canary II. With upgraded technology, it was prepared to be the first spacecraft to fly by another world. The flyby was so close, you could even see some ground scatter! After using the last few units of fuel, it was recognized that the Canary II was going to do an accidental flyby of Ceti. More science, but since the Iota Probes contract is on, I will get less money from world firsts. Bummer While we are almost done with Chapter I, we haven't touched manned space travel yet. With new technology, the Sheppard I was created. Immediately, Jebediah was the first to actually want to be a testdummy pilot of the spacecraft, so he was assigned the mission. Following the long 4 minute burn with the tiny spark engine, we are in orbit! To celebrate, Jeb goes on a little spacewalk, being the first of many to touch the stars in a 2 ton metal flying machine spacecraft. After 3 hours in space, he heads home, and marks the first successful mission with a person to space and back! That is all for Chapter I. I would appreciate feedback or questions. I will probably end up bring in the Impact! Mod for the next chapter, but I'm not sure. I might stick with the mods I have. Thanks!
After so much time largely merely helping build GPP, I think it's time I do the kerbal thing and try to plant flags everywhere. This is Sandbox, of course, and separate from my science game. With a bit of provocation from the amazing @astroheiko who is posting mission logs and tearing up GPP with 100% stock ships, I've finally gotten around to starting this, and developed a 700 ton mobile, landable station. There may not be much story to this, but there will be many nice pictures to view, and they'll be easy on your scroll wheel. Particular mods: GPP v1.2.3 with Thalia Reheat patch. She's nerfed in this version upwards (because players have complained about getting their pants handed to them by the stock heat bug or otherwise), but my personal game has her un-nerfed. OPT Space Plane v1.9.9 Featuring the new H & KH hulls. OPT Legacy Mk2 Stockalike Expansion Decal Stickers Stational Cunstructs (for the ring part) USI Life Support Habitation always off. Karbonite Plus DeepFreeze Continued Near Future Electric Solar Kerbal Foundries Airline Kuisine Ven's Stock Revamp Homebrew misc. patches Stock Ore drills and giant Ore drills "Industrial Strip Miner" take up Karbonite and MetallicOre (the latter is used for ballast); Stock Convert-O-Tron produces only whatever industrial resources I want; produces no fuels or life support resources. "SuperStock" Makes certain Mk1 and other size 1 parts very heat tolerant, and makes Whiplash into a scramjet. The Flags Made by myself and packaged in GPP, there are two grand tour flags. The gold for every last world, and the silver for all except Catullus. Maybe it should be all except Tellumo but I don't know better which is noticeably harder. Both giant bodies require nearly the same amount of launch dV and are incredibly hard in their own ways. The Flagship This ship may not look it, but it's fit to wear the gold flag. It is appropriately named "GPGT Station" and consists of the station body with scanners, a Mk2 spaceplane with no scanners, and a Mk2 rover with scanners. No probes. With the kinds of mods in this, go ahead and call it cheaty as heck.... I have an even more cheaty ship but it won't be much fun to fly in Sandbox and in GPP alone.
Scott Manley's latest video series looks like its going to be a good one! I'm really pumped and would like to play along with my own campaign game. Can anyone figure out what mods he is using or is there already a link to it? Here is a link to the video:
Ariane 5 will launch today from Kourou to put galileo satellites into orbit. If the launch is successfull, it will be the 75th success in a row! watch live : http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation/Galileo/Launching_Galileo/Watch_the_launch_of_Galileos_15_18